Composting reduces significantly the amount of solid waste that would be thrown away into trash collection. Using compost in your garden saves on chemical fertilizers and reduces chemical pollution. Compost is the best additive for productive garden soil.
What to put in your composter?
Fruit and vegetable scraps, lawn and garden weeds, tea leaves and coffee grounds, dry leaves, wood chips, farm animal manure.
What to avoid?
Meat, fish, fat, bones, dairy products, sauces, paper, BBQ ashes, domestic animal excrement, weeds that have turned to seed, foods which contain salt.